I have two of these cords (well, almost-I'll clarify in a minute) which I made myself. The main component of the cord is Belden 19364 shielded 14 guage cable-the exact recipe calls for a P&S 5266 male end (I've used a Hubbell 5266) and a Schurter IEC which is now discontinued (I've used a Bulgen-a good quality IEC but the specific Schurter recommended supposedly has much greater contact area) and recommends soldering the connections. I've simply screwed my cables together. So my cables are not the exact recipe, and I've been told (and believe) that this cable will sound better if assembled exactly according to the "recipe". There is an Audiogon member here (Kevin) building the cord exactly as recommended. It is undoubtedly a great value and a champion "bang for the buck" power cable. I don't think you'll get a better cable for $55. That being said, I also own two Cardas Golden power cords and a Blue Circle BC 62 which are far superior to the Crump cords which I've assembled, but they cost from about 3 times as much to 4 times as much used (my Cardas cords cost me about $200 U.S. versus $55 for a "professionally" built Crump DIY cord) so there you go.
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